The Copa America semi-final will see Brazil and Peru battle it out at Estadio Olimpico Nilton Santos. The two sides narrowly beat their opposition in the quarterfinals and we are not sure just how much they have left in the tank for this one. Our experts have outlined the potential wagers that will give you the best value so here they are.
Brazil vs Peru: Our three free picks for the 2021 Copa America semi-final
Here are the three selections that we think are most likely to be successful. We have also explained our betting predictions below.
- Football Whispers Prediction one: Total goals – Over 2.5 @ 4/5
- Football Whispers Prediction two: Over/Under 2nd half – Over 1.25 @ 5/6
- Football Whispers Prediction three: Half Time/Full Time – Tie/Brazil @ 14/5
The odds are from Netbet and are true at the time this article is published. Always check your betting slip before placing a wager. Odds are subject to change.
Total Goals – Over 2.5
This is our top pick because it doesn’t take into account who wins, who loses, and when goals are scored. Over Brazil’s last 5 matches, we have seen this selection go over the total 3 times. With Peru, this number is 4 out of 5. The value we get is very good because we have two sides that like playing aggressively (especially Peru) without focus on defense that much (especially Peru).
Over/Under 2nd half – Over 1.25 goals
This is a little bit narrower to predict but the logic is that in long, grueling tournaments, defenses are more tired in the second half. 6 of the last 7 matches in which Peru played, saw 2+ goals being scored in the second half. This alone gives us an excellent chance of success. Again, we don’t care which team scores the goals.
Half Time/Full Time – Tie/Brazil
Well, here’s our match outcome prediction. At the end of the day, Brazil will likely make it to the final but not after having to fight hard for it. As mentioned above, Peru typically concedes in the second half, and we see this to be the case here. Even if Brazil manages to score first (about 50% chance for that to happen), we give Peru a better chance to equalize in the first half and then succumb in the second period.
Let’s hear the story of the numbers and the stats
The table below will give you a very organized look at the latest result of the two teams as well as some head-to-head results.
Peru vs Brazil: Match preview of the 2021 Copa America semi-final
Let’s face it, Brazil barely survived against Chile. They spent the whole second half with 10 men (Gabriel Jesus red card in the 48th minute) and they were lucky not to concede an equalizer after Ben Brereton hit the crossbar. The bad news for Selecao is that Jesus will be out for this one but on the bright side, Fred has been outstanding all tournament long. Firminho is the likely candidate to play up from together with Neymar.
Andre Carrillo, in turn, will also not play for Peru after being sent off in extra time versus Paraguay in the quarterfinal. We are likely to see Santiago Ormeno taking his place.
FAQ about the long-anticipated semi-final
- When is the match taking place? – It will be played on 06.07 at 00:00
- Where can I watch the match? – there will be a number of South American channels that will broadcast the game live but you can also check out some legal live streaming services.
- Who will win the game? – We see Brazil advancing,